Each week the altar at St. Matthew’s is adorned with beautiful flower arrangements, thanks to the creative works of our volunteer Flower Guild Team. There are typically as many as 6 or 7 on our team, so it means each team member would only be purchasing and preparing the altar arrangements once every 6-7 weeks. We provide training to new team members, along with a recommended list of vendors where we purchase flowers. We have a charge account with a wholesale florist; however, a team member does have the option to purchase the flowers at a more convenient location and submit receipts for reimbursement. We do decorate the entire church for Easter and Christmas and look for the entire team to assist with those arrangements. We always ask for other volunteers to assist, as we do have tasks that do not require any prior experience and their help is invaluable.
There is a sign up poster in the narthex of the church (the bulletin board is to the left of the nursery) where individuals can dedicate the flowers for a specific week in thanksgiving for, or in honor of, or in memory of, beloved family and friends. We do appreciate a donation for each request, to cover the cost of the flowers. Debby can be contacted through the St. Matthew’s email address.